Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Antawn Jamison's March Madness Championship coming Saturday

Former Providence High basketball star Antawn Jamison's annual "March Madness" basketball championship day is Saturday at Berry High.

The ninth annual tournament is for Right Moves For Youth students. There will be a high school championship game at 10 a.m., followed by a cheerleading and step competition at 11:15. A middle school championship will be held at 12:30, followed by an awards presentation at 1:45 p.m.

Right Moves is a school-based, primary prevention and support program that collaborates with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office to help at-risk students improve their school attendance, behavior and academic performance. 

The program is designed to promote the positive development of young people in grades 6-12 thereby improving the likelihood of completing high school and making a successful transition to adulthood.

To participate in the basketball and extracurricular activities, Right Moves uses a "Pay To Play" philosophy. It rewards students for their achievements by providing opportunities to participate in a variety of athletic and cultural activities.  Students who “pay” by improving their attendance, behavior and/or academic performance are rewarded with various opportunities to “play”.